New Park Ranger

Lance Kelly

Lance Kelly

Published: Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 11:06 AM.

By Mark Knapke, Park Manager

St. Joseph Peninsula State Park


St. Joseph Peninsula State Park has a new park ranger.  Our new ranger took the ranger position vacated by Dennis Maulding who recently retired. 

Lance Kelly a native Floridian was raised in Tallahassee and has enjoy visiting Florida’s state parks his entire life.  An avid outdoorsman he enjoys natural environments and likes to fish and hunt.  Lance studied various fields in school and worked several different jobs along the way. 

He found his calling in 2012 taking a seasonal ranger position at the Orman House State Park in Apalachicola. 

With his seasonal experience at the Orman House State Park, his education, employment history and various skills; Lance Kelly had the best knowledge, skills and abilities of the candidates which applied for the park ranger position at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. 

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